Leonard Nimoy will provide the voice of Sentinel Prime, the predecessor of Optimus Prime, in Michael Bay’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Inside Movies | EW reports:
Transformers filmmaker Michael Bay had toyed with the idea of inviting him to play a voice in the second movie, Revenge of the Fallen, but wasn’t sure he could pay the veteran actor enough. “I was too scared to ask him,” the director says. “Plus, he’s married to Susan Bay, who’s a cousin of mine. So I had to be careful. I’ve met him at family functions. But he told me, ‘I would be honored. I’m glad to be back!'”
Transformers: Dark of the Moon is scheduled to hit conventional and 3D theaters on July 1, 2011.